Sunday 17 June 2012

Olivia Revisited

Two years ago I posted a pattern for a cardigan, Olivia - very pretty, soft and gentle.

Even if I say so myself, it's a wonderful pattern.  Here's the picture of the original cardi.

However... the problem is the yarn I used.  The lovely soft yarn sheds like mad.  You just have to touch it gently and you end up with a handful of fluff.  Just looking at the picture I can see the fluff starting to shed everywhere.  

So I decided to reknit the pattern using ordinary double knitting yarn - no mohair!  Here's the new version.

I enjoyed knitting the pattern up again - it grows surprisingly quickly and the end result, I think, is so feminine.  I used Sirdar country style DK this time - it took less then 6 x 50g balls!

This version is so wearable, I should have made it sooner.  You can see full details of the project on my Ravelry page, here.


  1. What a pretty cardigan! I do admire people who know how to both knit and crochet.
    There's something for you on my blog, please go and have a look :)

  2. Beautiful pattern and it looks so good on you.

  3. So lovely - coulour and cardigan itself! Very pretty!


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